* There is a "simple lack of thinkers" on the Conservative benches at Holyrood, they don't have the capacity to formulate their own policy independently.
* Annabel Goldie made a reasonable start but has been
criticised for "lack of activity and strategic thought", she has "sensitivities"
about how she was presented alongside Cameron.
* The next Holyrood manifesto will recycle existing policy positions and that the Scottish party "don't get" the new moderation of the Westminster party.
* The need to replace Scottish Chairman Peter Duncan as an "immediate priority."
This memo was written last June. In my view he was just doing his job and analysing the state of the Party in advance of this May's elections. I couldn't quibble with the first three assertions and I can't judge the last one. And yet ConservativeHome's conclusion is that David Mundell should either resign or be sacked. Utter rubbish, and a very unhelpful suggestion.
David Mundell is our only MP in Scotland and should be regarded as a protected species. No one should be forced out for speaking what the rest of us know to be the truth. Indeed, his colleagues should rally round him and help him persuade the Scottish Conservatives to get their act together. They should all look to Wales to see how to do it.